Rutgers University Camden Celebrates Black History Month With 4 Events


AC JosepH

CAMDENRutgers University Camden, in celebration of Black History Month, has scheduled four talks highlighting different aspects of African Americans and their lives in the United States.

The events are part of the university’s traditional observance recognizing Black achievement, success, struggle and perseverance.

For more information and campus locations of these events, go to the event page on the Rutgers website.

  • Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will display its Hip Hop at 50 Exhibit on campus. The artifacts will reflect  a broad spectrum of culture and historical material spanning over five decades of hip hop culture  with artifacts from Africa, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Arts Movement.
  • Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.: Dr. Vanessa Holden, associate professor at the University of Kentucky, will speak about the Black women and their experiences with the 1831 Southampton Rebellion led by Nat Turner. She will talk about how Black women survived in the aftermath of America’s most famous slave rebellion.
  • Feb. 9, 12:45-1:45 p.m.: Dr. Michael Dickinson, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, will speak on his new book, “Almost Dead,: where he describes how urban environments provided unique barriers and avenues for social rebirth.
  • Feb. 13, 4-5 p.m.: Historian Dolly Marshall will talk about why Black Cemeteries Matter in an informative workshop and presentation. She will share her personal journey learning her family history that led to a career change.

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